HoopsHype Lucas Nogueira rumors

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Shortly after Raptors' rookie Lucas "Bebe" Nogueira returned to the locker room following his NBA pre-season debut Wednesday, he received an emotional phone call from back home. His family and friends had watched the game live from Brazil. His mother was first on the line. "My mom, she's so emotional," the 22-year-old Nogueira said after scoring eight points and blocking three shots in the Raptors' 92-85 victory over Israeli club, Maccabi Haifa. "She [was] crying a lot. She cries about everything, but I understand why she is crying, because they adopted me." TSN

Nogueira went on to praise his family and his upbringing. "They gave me all the support to be, not [only] a basketball player, but a good person and a good human," he continued. "I think the most important thing about making money and playing basketball is that you get to be a good person. They gave me a whole education and support so right now to see her son in the NBA, she's so proud. So I understand why she's crying." TSN

"I was nervous because it was my first game," he admitted when it was all over. "I had just two practices with the team, so I was a little bit nervous." Nogueira waited anxiously, standing in front of his locker just over an hour ahead of tip-off. James Johnson, his neighbour and one of his biggest supporters on the team, came over to give him a pep talk. TSN

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Nogueira cuts his hair himself. He said his mother prefers his hair shorter, telling him he looks “ugly on TV” when his mop gets too unruly. Plus, it can become a practical issue — when he sweats, some strands can fall in front of his eyes. “When I’m sad,” Nogueira said before the Raptors played the Boston Celtics on Friday, “I cut my hair.” The cause of the sadness: Spain’s loss in Euro 2016 qualifying to Slovakia. Nogueira moved to Spain in 2009, spending five years there. National Post

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His less-than-inspiring summer league performance is starting to make more sense: “He’s got a very serious strain, a groin strain,” Raptors coach Dwane Casey said. “It’s for real. The MRI showed us. It’s a very tedious thing. What we don’t want to do is rush him back where he re-injures it and then he’s out for another eight weeks or something. It’s something we have to be very careful with.” RaptorsRepublic.com

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Lucas Nogueira: I got to workout with @Chris Paul in LA! What a great person! Thank you CP for a great practice #WeTheNorth @Toronto Raptors @NBA http://t.co/Ho6usdbSKE Twitter @Lucasriva_bebe

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